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Continent: Modernism, Geographical Determinism, and the Image of Africa

Jon Hegglund

in World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This chapter explores literary and cultural representations of the continent as an alternative to a world-system of nation-states. It looks at texts by Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene, each of which ... More


This place was here before our nations: Anacaona’s Jaragua

Maria Cristina Fumagalli

in On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381601
eISBN:
9781781382349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381601.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses three fictional reconstructions of the life of the Taíno Queen Anacaona, an important figure in early modern Hispaniola, by writers born in the Dominican Republic and Haiti: ... More


What is Québécois Literature?: Reflections on the Literary History of Francophone Writing in Canada

Rosemary Chapman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319730
eISBN:
9781781381090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319730.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book reflects on the construction, function and operation of literary history in the shift from a colonial to a postcolonial period, taking the example of francophone writing in Canada. The ... More


Silence, Subalternity, the EZLN, and the Egalitarian Contingency

Abraham Acosta

in Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the political implications and cultural effects of the Ejercito Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) in Mexico. It discusses the extent to which the EZLN’s emergence in 1994 ... More


. Locating the First Man in the (Hi)stories of Kanaky: Internal Kanak Hybridities

Raylene Ramsay

in The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380376
eISBN:
9781781387221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The modes of recovery, re-contextualizing, and re-writing of the Kanak creation story of the first man, Téâ Kanaké are compared across three versions; the play-spectacle, (Kanaké), written by the ... More


Golden Kings, Cocaine Lords, and the Madness of El Dorado: Guayana as Native and Colonial Imaginary

Neil L. Whitehead

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Guayana’ is one of those indigenous terms which have survived, against all colonial odds, to do duty as valuable designations of cultural areas long since divided politically. The word morphed into ... More


The literary anthology as a tool of literary history

Rosemary Chapman

in What is Québécois Literature?: Reflections on the Literary History of Francophone Writing in Canada

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319730
eISBN:
9781781381090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319730.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The study of a selection of literary anthologies, used over the last one hundred years in Quebec shows the emergence of a core of literary texts, the exact composition of which has varied across the ... More


What does a nation-shaped literary history exclude from within and beyond Quebec?

Rosemary Chapman

in What is Québécois Literature?: Reflections on the Literary History of Francophone Writing in Canada

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319730
eISBN:
9781781381090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319730.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter shifts the perspective by asking what it is that nation-based literary histories have excluded from their narratives. By discussing some of the gaps and silences in literary histories ... More


The Inca and the Politics of Nostalgia

in Habsburg Peru: Images, Imagination and Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239147
eISBN:
9781846313264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239147.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

During the last five decades of Spanish colonial rule (c.1770–1824), the Cuzco region became a principal venue for protests, rebellions, and sundry subversive activities in the Viceroyalty of Peru. ... More


Activating Voice, Body, and Place: Kanaka Maoli and Ma‘ohi Writings for Kaho‘olawe and Moruroa

Dina El Dessouky

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines contemporary indigenous literature from Hawai’i and Tahiti to shed light on the issue of sovereignty in the era of military neocolonialism. More precisely, it analyzes literary ... More


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